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Africa in 2015: The fastest, tallest, largest and newest

The tallest, newest, largest and fastest developments in Africa in 2015. Here are some to keep an eye on.

Philippi Farmland Site Plan

Recovery of the Real: Up Close Cape Town

This series of posts will look at a few of the projects produced by the students of Unit 17 at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, during a field trip to Cape Town. The first project to feature is entitled ‘Strategy for Philippi Farming’. This project defines a strategy for the 4528 hectares of mixed unconsolidated land of Philippi, to intervene in the unregulated mining industry re-mediating the landscape to harness water and wind for the production of energy and food. It proposed solutions to macro instability at micro level, proposing to intensify the productivity of the Phillippi community so they could absorb external fluctuations whilst prospering through internal enterprise.

New Khayelitsha District Hospital gets solar and wind energy!

The new Khayelitsha District Hospital (which will be commissioned by mid-2011) has become one of the first newly constructed government buildings to join the global initiative to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions at its facilities by installing a solar and wind grid-connected power plant.
Power Solutions (Pty) Ltd is in the process of designing and […]